How Your Workouts Rewires Your Brain

I’d like to add to this article the reason(s) I think mind/body exercises work so well for clients are the inward focus, curiosity, novelty, and play that’s involved in their practice(s). The practice of choice can be tai chi, yoga, Feldenkrais, Hanna Somatics, etc. 
Bottom line: If your brain is engaged in your exercise/preferred activity, the […]

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Lactic Acid – Friend or Foe?

Everyone who has even thought about exercising has heard the warnings about lactic acid. It builds up in your muscles. It is what makes your muscles burn. Its buildup is what makes your muscles tire and give out.

Coaches and personal trainers tell athletes and exercisers that they have to learn to work out at just […]

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Imaging Scans Do Not Always Detect A Reason For Pain

Cheryl Weinstein’s left knee bothered her for years, but when it started clicking and hurting when she straightened it, she told her internist that something was definitely wrong.
It was the start of her medical odyssey, a journey that led her to specialists,physical therapy, Internet searches and, finally, an M.R.I. scan that showed a torn cartilage […]

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Simple Contact Workshop by Barrett Dorko, PT – NYC, 9/15

Manually Managing People in Pain:
A workshop presented by Barrett L. Dorko, P.T.
New York City
September 12-13, 2015. 9AM – 4:30PM
This two-day lecture and hands-on practicum includes what Barrett has come to understand about manual care the past 40 years. It is neither basic or advanced, but simply a presentation of relevant research along with the manual […]

Nocebo – The Contagious Thought that Can Kill You

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To die, sometimes you need only believe you are ill, and as David Robson discovers, we can unwittingly ‘catch’ such fears, often with terrifying consequences.

Beware the scaremongers. Like a witch doctor’s spell, their words might be spreading modern plagues.
It’s a consistent phenomenon, but medicine has never really dealt with it — Ted Kaptchuk, Harvard […]

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